Saint Stephen

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Stephen (Greek: Στέφανος Stéphanos, meaning "wreath, crown" and by extension "reward, honor, renown, fame", often given as a title rather than as a name; Hebrew: סטפנוס הקדוש, Stephanos HaQadosh; c. 5 – c. 34 AD), traditionally venerated as the protomartyr or first martyr of Christianity, was, according to the Acts of the Apostles, a deacon in the early Church at Jerusalem who angered members of various synagogues by his teachings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Stephen has received more than 2,293,701 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Saint Stephen is the 54th most popular religious figure (up from 65th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Israel (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Saint Stephen is most famous for being the first Christian martyr. He was stoned to death by a mob in Jerusalem in the year 36.

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Among religious figures, Saint Stephen ranks 54 out of 2,272Before him are Benedict of Nursia, Pope Clement VII, Sarah, Pope John XXIII, Saint Valentine, and Jerome. After him are Saint Anne, Pope Julius II, Muhammad al-Bukhari, Ruhollah Khomeini, Pope Urban II, and Pope Pius XI.

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Among people born in 1, Saint Stephen ranks 3Before him are James, son of Zebedee and Thomas the Apostle. After him are Simon the Zealot, Barnabas, Saint Matthias, Pope Linus, Saint Veronica, Pope Anacletus, Barabbas, Thomas Bangalter, and Silas. Among people deceased in 36, Saint Stephen ranks 1After him are Junia Claudilla and Thrasyllus of Mendes.

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Among people born in Israel, Saint Stephen ranks 20 out of 389Before him are Herod the Great (-73), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Isaiah (-800). After him are Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), Josephus (37), Jude the Apostle (15), and Philip the Apostle (5).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Saint Stephen ranks 18Before him are Matthew the Apostle (10), John the Apostle (6), Isaac (-1900), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), and Isaiah (-800). After him are Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), Daniel (-690), Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), and Ezekiel (-621).